BSE Bear Bulletin

February 19, 2016

Please reference the BSE calendar for specific clubs and times

February 23rd - IPad 1:1 information at PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30p.m. (LGI)

February 24th - Math and Science Night 5:30-8:30p.m.

February 24th - Bloodmobile here 3:00-7:00pm

March 5th - Pancake Breakfast and Bookfair

March 14th - Flex Day if not needed for snow make-up

March 15th - Spring pictures - more info to follow

Lunch and Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week(s)

Week of February 22nd, Week 3 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 2/22 - Day 1
  • Tuesday, 2/23 - Day 2
  • Wednesday, 2/24 - Day 3
  • Thursday, 2/25 - Day 4
  • Friday, 2/26 - Day 5

Week of February 29th, Week 1 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 2/29 - Day 6
  • Tuesday, 3/1 - Day 1
  • Wednesday, 3/2 - Day 2
  • Thursday, 3/3- Day 3
  • Friday, 3/4 - Day 4


Beginning in the fall of 2016, each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school. Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad from HSE Schools. More communication about the elementary 1:1 program will be forthcoming; in the

meantime, please visit the HSE School Corporation website to find more information about HSE21 and HSE’s 1:1 program.

Dr. Loane and Dr. Combs will be at the February 23rd PTO Meeting from 6:30-7:30 (in the LGI room) to address any questions regarding the 1:1 program.

For families who choose to provide their own iPad, device requirements are as follows: "Model: (Full-sized) iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, or iPad Air 2 Memory Size: 16 GB or greater Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed."


A huge thank you goes to Gus Domenech, of Greeks Pizza for the wonderful lunch he donated to BSE Staff on our February 5th professional development day. Thank you, Gus and Greeks ~ it was very much appreciated!

Another thank you...

goes to our ever giving BSE PTO for the snacks provided during professional development day on February 5th and also on February 12th.

Kindergarten Round-Up

Please share with your friends and neighbors that Kindergarten Round-Up this year is:

April 14th from 5:00-7:00p.m. in the BSE café. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st, in order to be eligible to attend kindergarten.

Paperless registration will occur this year, please be patient and we will send more information as the date nears.

Be sure to visit the Book Fair during the PTO Pancake Breakfast!

Books are Buy One Get One FREE! All purchases benefit our School Library.

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Makerspace: A place where students can access materials, construct, build, and apply their thinking in a collaborative manner.

The Plan: Glass shelves have been removed and wood shelves in. Tables for working space in the commons, baskets and bins are filled with materials ranging from cotton balls to sticks to glue and tools. Students have open access to these materials during project or collaboration time during their learning day.

Trust: Trust is at the center of Reggio influence where we speak highly of the image of a child. The BSE staff has engaged in great discussion around our image of a child the remainder of the year. Our quest is to shift the child to the center of all that we do where they are trusted and given choice throughout their learning environment.

Consumables Needed:

Yarn/string/embroidery floss

White glue /glue sticks

Nails and Screws (in various sizes)

Dixie Cups

Cotton Balls

Tooth Picks



Pipe Cleaners

Scotch Tape / Electrical Tape / Duct Tape


Wood Glue

Balsa Wood and Craft Wood scraps


Colored Pencils

Safety Pins


Googly Eyes

Colored Foam Sheets


Washable Paints

Paper Plates

Non-Drying Modeling Clay

Non-Consumables Needed:


Screw Drivers (Philips and flathead)


Wire Cutters

Paint Brushes (various styles and sizes)

Plastic Mason Jars with Lids

Legos (all colors, sizes, and shapes)

Hole Punchers

Feel free to send any of the items listed above to the office marked "Makerspace". Thank you in advance for donating and helping to supply the space for your child(ren)!

Yearbook order forms went home last week and are due by Wednesday, March 16th.

The price this year for the yearbook is $18.00. Payment by cash, check or money order payable to Brooks School Elementary can be sent directly to school.

On-line Orders: visit and enter our school code: 04549J


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Be a BSE library volunteer!

Sign up online:

Any questions regarding volunteering in our library can be addressed to our Media Specialist, Kristin Patrick -

Thank you for considering volunteering!

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Brooks School Elementary School Blood Drive
Wednesday, Feb 24 2016
3:00PM - 7:00PM


Click here to sign up!


The donation process takes less than an hour. It is recommended that donors
have a light snack before donating. Most people are eligible to donate. There
are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day in order
to meet the patient needs at the 60+ hospitals it supplies.

More questions?

Feel free to contact: Kristine Pierce - Fishers

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Win an iPad!

Come to the PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd to learn all about the 1:1 iPad roll-out for K-4 next year. Then, come to Math and Science Night the next night or Pancake breakfast on March 5th to purchase a raffle ticket (or two, or three...) to win an iPad! Tickets will be 1 for $2, 3 for $5 or 10 for $10 and the winner will be drawn at Pancake breakfast (don't need to be present at drawing to win). Support the school with an opportunity to win an iPad!

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Geist Half Marathon

Calling all runners, walkers, and joggers! BSE invites all BSE Running Club Members to participate in the 5K race on May 21, 2016 which starts at 7 AM. Although our running club ends the club with the Durbin, we would love to see our BSE Bears ramp up their running attendance at the Geist as well. So join in with your little running Bear and have some fun.
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Post the Perfect Picture with Help from Fishers Parks & Recreation

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flicker, thanks to our cell phone we’re all photographers! Fishers Parks & Recreation wants to help you capture the perfect picture on the one device that’s almost always in your back pocket. Residents ages 16 and older are invited to Cell Phone Photography 101, a two-week class that takes place at the Roy G. Memorial Park building, March 11 and 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your device as you practice new photo-taking techniques, explore photo editing apps and learn how to add fun captions to enhance your photos!

Cell Phone Photography 101 is a great program to learn more about your mobile device and how it can help you capture unforgettable moments in your life. Participants should have a mobile device that they can bring to class and should already know how to work their mobile device. Registration for this program costs $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

Registration can be completed online, today!

Enjoy a Fun Afternoon with Fishers Parks & Recreation

You’ve seen the wallets, bookmarks and pencil pouches made out of duct tape, and in this program you’ll create your own! Fishers Parks & Recreation invites young adults ages 9 through 14 for Duct Tape Creations. Taking place on Monday, March 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Billericay Park Building, Duct Tape Creations offers a fun afternoon getting crafty. This program costs $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents. Space in this program is limited and registration is due by March 7.

Head online to secure a spot today!



12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Spring 2016 Registration Update - Registrations for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Many sports have limited openings so register as soon as possible. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website,

Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Evaluations - Rec league evaluation dates are listed below. It is very important that every player attend their designated evaluation session. Players should report 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

5th and 6th Grade - Saturday, February 27 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1
Last name A-H - 1:30 p.m.
Last name I-O – 3:30 p.m.
Last name P-Z – 5:00 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade - Saturday, March 5 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1

Last name A-M - 1:30 p.m.

Last name N-Z - 2:30 p.m.

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Rec Callout Meeting - A callout informational session for parents interested in the rec league will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Billericay’s community room.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball Evaluations - March 5 - 6 - Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym #1
Players are requested to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time. Registration will be required and girls will go through the evaluation in groups. All girls interested in pitching should report to the pitching evalaution. Please allow 45-60 minutes to complete the entire evaluation process.

*Please Note* - Only 8U players interested in playing All-Stars need to be evaluated. There are NO evaluations for the 5/6U leagues.

Saturday, March 5
8U - Interested All-Stars Only 12:30 p.m.
10U - Last Name A-L 12:45-2:00 p.m.
10U - Last Name M-Z 2:15-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
12U 1:00-2:30 p.m.
14U 2:45-4:00 p.m.

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Help our school win up to $2,000 from 5/3 Bank!

Follow this link to check out our school’s basket in the HSE Foundation Game Day silent auction: . While you’re there don’t forget to look for other family fun items like a classroom date with Angela Buchman, dinner with the Fishers Fire Department or family trip to Cincinnati! Click on the QR code below!
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